Norway shares higher at close of trade; Oslo OBX up 0.46%

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Norway shares higher at close of trade; Oslo OBX up 0.46%
Credit: © Reuters. – Norway equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Insurance , Software & Computer Services and Commercial Service And Supplies sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Oslo, the Oslo OBX added 0.46%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Oslo OBX were TGS-NOPEC Geophysical Company ASA (OL: TGS ), which rose 4.20% or 12.1 points to trade at 300.0 at the close. Gjensidige Forsikring ASA (OL: GJFS ) added 3.17% or 4.1 points to end at 133.6 and Subsea 7 SA (OL: SUBC ) was up 3.13% or 4.0 points to 130.3 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Aker BP ASA (OL: AKERBP ), which lost 1.76% or 5.40 points to trade at 300.80 in late trade. P/f Bakkafrost (OL: BAKKA ) declined 1.40% or 6.40 points to end at 452.20 and Marine Harvest ASA (OL: MHG ) shed 0.95% or 1.55 points to 162.20.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 101 to 76 and 25 ended unchanged on the Oslo Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for August delivery was up 0.75% or 0.55 to $74.00 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in September rose 2.11% or 1.64 to hit $79.25 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract rose 0.30% or 3.70 to trade at $1254.70 a troy ounce.

EUR/NOK was up 0.46% to 9.5167, while USD/NOK fell 0.48% to 8.1495.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.76% at 94.28.

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